Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane
Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane is situated in the quiet town of Woodbridge, just 20 minutes from New Haven. Formerly known as Oak Lane County Club, the course was both renamed and renovated when it was acquired by the management team at The Tradition Golf Club at Wallingford. Many of the holes were updated but the golf course retained its challenging but playable nature. Though the course is player friendly enough to appeal to players of all skill levels, there are still several challenges in store. Numerous strategically placed bunkers lurk along the greens and towering trees also frame most of the holes. The holes are mostly straightforward with a few tricky doglegs to keep you on your toes. You'll also be confronted with the occasional water hole. Both your accuracy and short-game skills will be tested at Tradition Golf Club at Oak Lane.
|White (W)||74||6120 yards||76.1||134|
|Red (W)||74||5770 yards||74.3||130|
|Black M: 72.4/129||570||400||425||140||400||195||350||355||490||3325||450||190||320||350||510||155||430||490||460||3355||6680|
|Blue M: 71.0/124||535||385||410||130||335||180||335||340||475||3125||440||180||310||340||485||135||400||470||445||3205||6330|
|White M: 70.2/119 W: 74.7/135||535||370||405||120||325||170||330||335||450||3040||395||175||295||320||480||130||390||450||445||3080||6120|
|Gold M: 68.7/115||515||355||405||110||315||168||325||330||405||2928||360||172||285||315||405||128||375||440||440||2920||5848|
|Red W: 72.9/131||510||350||400||105||310||165||320||325||400||2885||355||170||280||310||400||125||370||435||440||2885||5770|
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What a day
Packed wall to wall but these guys get everybody around at a comfortable pace and make you feel like you’re their favorite customer. Best public course around, but book early!
Good muni layout
Good mini play it several times a year. Good layout and carts have GPS.
All good except ridiculous super SLOW PLAY with darkness setting in. Grip it and rip it
Temperatures were quite cold but course was enjoyable to play. Slopes and blind spots on a number of holes make for interesting challenges and use of clubs. a beginner would find many holes intimidating. Because of weather pace of play was excellent! Always a nice gem to play and course kept in good shape. I would recommend trying if you haven't played here.
A good bang for your buck!
The friendly staff secured a tee time for me the day before. Course has pretty wide fairways and large undulating greens. You still have work to do after you hit the green. The greens were very fast (estimated at an 11 on the stimp meter).
The only criticism I have are that the bunkers were very tough. They have 1/8 to 1/2” depth (of small gravel vs sand). I am a pretty good bunker player normally but my sand wedge kept bouncing off the firm hard pan in the bunkers and colliding with the ball.
I would come back and play again but would be more careful around the green side bunkers.
Not a good tradition
First and last time playing here. Some of the worst bunkers i have ever seen. Whether it’s the “sand” that’s basically small pebbles or being able to have the option to putt out of most (including greenside) if you wanted. Greens were very fast which was probably the only nice feature, otherwise it was overall a very unimpressive course.
Best Greens in State!
Greens were the best I played all year. Played at 11am on Saturday and finished in 4 hrs 10 minutes with a full course in front of me. Ranger was great, he sped up a group in front of me and we flew around the course!
Tom & Jake
The course is in beautiful shape, lush and extremely well maintained.
Greens are too fast for the average player which causes slow play
We finished 6 holes ahead of the next group.
the pins were cut in ridiculous places num 4 in particular. un playable number 10 again unplayable . cut the pins on downslopes that fed off the green 3 times . i like it hard but unfair and ruined everyones day
We had a great day, course staff are great, very welcoming and to get you all set up. Very good convenient practice areas with putting greens, chipping and driving range. The course layout is good with fair but difficult green (nice and fast). I would recommend to anyone.
Needs some TLC
I really wanted to like this course but we will not be
coming back. I liked the front nine but holes 12 through 16 are pretty beat up. The sand traps are horrendous.
Best public course in CT!
Oak lane is the best public course in the state. They have the best staff, best greens and work the hardest I’ve seen to keep play moving out there. If you haven’t played, check it out
Testing skill play in quiet and natural environment
I was surprised to find such a nice course within 15 minutes driving distance from New Haven. The course is as described “holes are mostly straightforward with a few tricky doglegs...confronted with the occasional water hole.” It has wide fairways and appears deceptively straightforward, yet it tests accuracy in long drives and short-game skills. The greens are fast and you are advised to place the ball before rather than after the pin for putting ease. It is a pleasure to play amidst nature setting with melodious call of different birds. The carts are equipped gps so the screen display distances accurately. The staff is very friendly and helpful with refreshments being served on the course. Overall it is worth many visits.
Great deal. Fair but challenging course. Very fast greens with lots of slope.